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Dear Dr. Roach: There is no good argument for not vaccinating against disease

Dear Dr. Roach: I just read an article that vaccinations are on the decline in many states. My question is about children who already have … Read more

GoFundMe CEO: ‘Gigantic Gaps’ In Health System Showing Up In Crowdfunding

Fundraising for medical expenses leads this crowdfunding website and, according to its chief executive, highlights a deep national need to address the high costs of health care. Read more

Walgreens brings in Microsoft to help improve care

The drugstore chain Walgreens is working with Microsoft to improve care, as more companies seek ways to manage patient health, cut costs an… Read more

U of Chicago, Central Illinois heart-care groups team up

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield's Prairie Heart Institute has joined with University of Chicago Medicine to strengthen heart care for patients in… Read more

Dear Dr. Roach: Is fast heartbeat and low energy just a part of aging?

Dear Dr. Roach: My heartbeat is around 98-100 per minute. I checked with my primary doctor, and she said it's normal, as I am getting older… Read more

California’s Top Lawyer Cements His Role As Health Care Defender-In-Chief

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra scores a win for California and other states in his effort to block Trump administration birth control rules. It is one of many suits he has filed to defend the Affordable Care Act from efforts to erode it. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Decatur and Macon County family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.

6 ways to stay healthy this winter

Take a look at these six ways to stay healthy this winter and you might manage to avoid seasonal viruses. If you do come down with somethin… Read more

World's first device for premature babies with heart defect gains FDA approval

CHICAGO — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the world's first device to treat premature babies with a life-threatening heart de… Read more

Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Read more

Family travel five: Take action to combat winter blues

If winter's dreary weather has you down, take action. Here are five ideas to consider. 1. Make a plan. We all like to look forward to an adventure. And research shows that by planning ahead, more families will actually take much-need vacations and thus reap a multitude of personal and professional benefits. By crafting a strategy in advance you'll have your pick of departures, the best cabins ... Read more

America's most-searched-for phobias of 2018

From a fear heights and spiders to a fear of being alone, here are the top phobias in each state. Read more


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Find out What's On with the January 12 issue of our TV & entertainment guide!

Mark-Paul Gosselaar stars in “The Passage,” premiering Monday on Fox. Read more

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We know it's hard to keep up with every piece of information that comes out. That's why we've made it easy for you to keep up with the latest local news with our daily headlines newsletter. Read more